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Follow the White Rabbits

Midwesterners by way of Bushwick, Brooklyn, the six blokes in White Rabbits haven't lost the earnestness of their Missouri upbringing. On their forthcoming full-length Fort Nightly, due May 22nd via Say Hey Records, the intense energy of the Walkmen transfers nicely into the playfulness of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, all while keeping solid songwriting, and storytelling, in tact. Lead single "The Plot" relates an awkward domestic dispute through dynamic percussion and a melodic hook that you can't shake - it's danceable, but hardly disposable. Speaking of dancing, "While We Go Dancing" uses bar room keys and a Billy Idol rhythm section to get the job done right, and the massive harmonies and percussive ivory-tickling on "Kids on My Shoulders" get you moving. Part of the White Rabbits' musical camaraderie is realized, no doubt, by their physical proximity - they all live together in a loft, sans heat, and all sleep on the same platform. Don't believe me? Check the proof. And check White Rabbits as the middle part of a nice triple-threat bill at Schubas tomorrow night, Tuesday, April 24. Former Grandaddy guitarist All Smiles opens and pop rock personality Richard Swift headlines. Show starts at 9 and tickets are $12 at the door and $10 online.

[streaming] - From Fort Nightly - White Rabbits

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

Our Final Transmission Days

By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

Transmission staffers share their most cherished memories and moments while writing for Gapers Block.

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  Chicago Music Media

Alarm Magazine
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